No RROD display on slimmer Xbox 360

Thursday, 17th June 2010 20:28 GMT By Joe Anderson


Microsoft’s confident enough with its latest console that it has took out the red LED’s entirely, meaning that the infamous Red Ring of Death is no more.

This, however doesn’t mean your machine will never break, it’s just when it does you won’t be greeted with those pesky red lights which spell the end for your machine.

In designing the new console, Microsoft decided that they would replace the LED’s for a new and still unspecified ‘messaging system,’ so when it does break you will still know about it.

“Now obviously, the box has a way to communicate to you if something has happened but yes, three red lights are not part of our sequence of telling somebody something is wrong,” Microsoft Game Studios corporate VP Phil Spencer told IGN.

“Obviously if you look at the success rate of the original 360s, we’re very proud of both the way the company stepped up to support the customers that we had as well as the success rate we have with the box today. I think we’ve learned a lot. That learning has gone into the development of this new box.”

Microsoft will be hoping that its latest machine doesn’t become famous for this new unspecified message, but only time will tell.

Thanks, MCV



  1. Tallon 4

    Damn….RROD sounded kinda nice. Now what? :/

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Gee :) they wanted to remake it to remove the bad reputation.

    He-he, when there will be some failure, gamers will think about a new name ;)

    #2 5 years ago
  3. LordCancer

    uh GGOD? Green Glare of Death..

    #3 5 years ago
  4. cookiejar

    It’ll just blow up instead, so you can hear there is an issue.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. revolting

    Spectacular Explosion of Shiny Plastic Shrapnel in Your Face… of Death. SEoSPSiYFoD. Simples!

    #5 5 years ago
  6. mojo

    /drops a tear

    i guess a “come back soon” would be inappropriate?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. theevilaires

    …….does this mean…..I can’t make any more….RROD jokes? :( :( :( :(

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Can anyone confirm/deny if the new unit is using jasper chipset?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Uncontested

    So now instead of an easy to recognize signal letting you know you’re fuccked this pos will just die and leave you raging. lolol.

    Xbox slim… bet it over heats 50% faster than a fatty! lawls.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Xuchilbara

    “Obviously if you look at the success rate of the original 360s, we’re very proud of both the way the company stepped up to support the customers that we had as well as the success rate we have with the box today….”

    Am I the only one LMFAO about this?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. DeSpiritusBellum

    Damn, and I never got to see it.

    Will the old ones do it if you hit them really hard with a rock?

    #11 5 years ago
  12. 2EX08

    In other words: new body, same old failure rate.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Mike Honcho

    @10 ……. I’m laughing as well. His statement was somewhat confusing & contradictory.

    Damm you MS!

    I would have liked to see 3-RED LIGHTS on a shiny new black casing … it would have bene badass, kinda like a HELGHAST soldier or something!

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    I think it’s not going to have failure rates like the old ones… They combined GPU and CPU together. Made basically reconstruction from the old one and it’s pretty efficient now.

    I think they are going to have the same % failure rate like with PS3.

    But if somehow they didn’t solved the overheat problems…

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Anders

    I would be hugely surprised if it turned out that none of the hardware issues were solved in the new version. Microsoft can’t afford another RROD fuckup.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. McLovin85

    Guess we can just use FUBAR then.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Blerk

    I’m only surprised that they didn’t do this a long time ago, once the whole “Xbox 360 == RROD” thing got going properly. Easiest way to stop it, surely? Unless they somehow liked the attention, the shameless whores. :-D

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Psychotext

    There is a negative side to this (for them anyway)… if there is an issue with the machine, games will coin a new acronym (Like RRoD or YLoD), and rather than have the new machine failures get lost in the flood of RRoD posts online, it’ll shine line a beacon in searches.

    #18 5 years ago

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